Patient Stories

Inspiring Hope and Healing

Plastic and reconstructive surgery changes lives and improves the way you look and feel, inside and out. Our patients and their stories inspire us, and we think they’ll encourage you too. We hope you take comfort and strength in hearing about their experiences at MedStar Health.


Susan Wolfe-Tank’s Story

“There are other options, don’t stop living your life and find out what is available. I’m just grateful this was an option available to me.”

Meet Susan Wolfe-Tank whose life was changed for the better after Dr. Song performed her lymph node transfer for treatment of lymphedema after breast reconstruction.


Cathy Kalimon’s Story

“I’m a breast cancer survivor, and I received my excellent care at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.”

Cathy underwent breast surgery with the ComfortSafe Pyramid®, which is an alternative approach to anesthesia that can relieve pain without narcotics and their side effects.


Wendy Walston’s Story

“I had no pain with the surgery.”

Wendy had a double mastectomy with nipple-sparing reconstruction after being diagnosed with breast cancer. Prepectoral breast reconstruction is a less-invasive reconstruction procedure with less pain and quicker recovery than a typical implant procedure.


What’s Your Story?

We want to hear from you! Your story can give others the courage to transform their lives, too. Please contact us to share your story and tell us about your experiences at MedStar Health.